LUCI Annual General Meeting
Busan – Programme


All times listed are in Korea Standard Time (KST)

Wednesday 19 October 2022

16:00 – 18:00: Executive Committee meeting (LUCI EC members only)

18:00 – 19:00: Free time

19:00 – 20:30: Welcome Dinner & Cocktail Party | Sky Cafe, La Valse Hotel

20:30:  Walking visit to Yeongdo Bridge and Yongdusan Park

Yeongdo Bridge is the iconic bridge of Busan and Korea’s first bascule bridge used as a meeting point for the Korean War refugees. Participants will walk across it to the Yongdusan Park, which is the prominent observatory and a symbol of the city and then back to the La Valse Hotel.


Thursday 20 October 2022

📍 All sessions below take place in the P.ARK venue at 6F if not stated otherwise

Meet in La Valse Hotel lobby at 9:05; bus departs to P.ARK at 9:20.

10:00 – 10:30: Registrations & Coffee

10:30 – 11:00: Opening of the LUCI AGM

11:00 – 12:30: Plenary Session: Urban Lighting in Busan

Hear from city representatives and lighting experts about urban lighting projects and strategies in Busan.

  • “Urban Lighting Planning and Design in Busan” – Keon-soo Nam
  • “Harmonic lights, Busan” – Uh-Chan Ryu
  • “Light, Human, City” – Hyunjoon Yoo
  • “The way people understand darkness” – Sungde Hong

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:45: LUCI TalksLighting the night of tomorrow

This is a new format to be launched during AGM Busan, which includes short curated inspirational talks featuring perspectives from the lighting community to reflect on the interrogations below:

It’s likely that lighting in our cities will decrease and be more adaptable in the coming years: how does this impact the quality of night and how can we ensure that our nights remain safe, inclusive, creative? How should city strategies reflect new approaches to the night and to lighting?

  • Kaoru Mende, CEO of Lighting Planners Associates; Architectural Lighting Designer (JP)  
  • Roger NarboniFounder and Chairman at CONCEPTO; Lighting Designer (FR)  
  • Miguel Sangalang, Executive Director of the Bureau of Street Lighting (LA Lights), City of Los Angeles (US)

15:45 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30: International Panel Discussion: Achieving harmony of light for the future of cities

This roundtable discussion will gather city representatives to share perspectives and views on the following questions:

How are cities considering the need for a better harmony between light and darkness in all their projects and strategies? How can we improve our quality of life by adjusting the way we use lighting, taking into account health and wellbeing impacts and the need to maintain beautiful nightscapes in balance with nature?

  • Jean-Baptiste de ScorrailleDeputy Mayor of the Public Lighting Department, City of Toulouse (FR)
  • Thomas Dienberg. Deputy Mayor for City Development and Construction, City of Leipzig (DE)
  • Youngho BaikChief Consultant, ECOLANT, representing the City of Busan (KR)
  • Imran AlamCouncillor, Glasgow City Council (UK) and Heather Claridge, City Development Plan Manager, Glasgow City Council (UK)
  • Eliza ChooDirector of Urban Design, Central Area East, Urban Development Authority, Singapore (SG)

       17:30 – 18:00: Bus from P.ark to MOK JANG WON restaurant

18:00 – 19:30: Dinner to celebrate LUCI 20 Years

      19:30 – 20:00: Bus from MOK JANG WON restaurant to Marina

20:30 – 23:00: Night visit boat tour

Participants will embark on a yacht tour to experience Busan lighting at night (course: Gwangand Bridge – Dongbaekseom Island – Haeundae Beach). Following the yacht ride, participants will cross the Gwangan Bridge, the second longest bridge in the country and Busan’s most recognisable landmark as well as one of the representative projects of city lighting. The Bay 101 and Busan Cinema Center will be visited for their exotic nightscape and ever-changing LED roof lighting.

Friday 21 October 2022

📍Meet in La Valse Hotel lobby at 9:05; bus departs to P.ARK at 9:20.

10:00 – 10:30: Registrations & Coffee
10:30 – 12:30: LUCI General Assembly (LUCI members only)

This is the opportunity for LUCI members to learn about the network’s ongoing and future activities. Upcoming events, projects and new perspectives will be presented.

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch 
14:00 – 16:00: Open Conference Sessions 

The LUCI Open Conference Sessions are the place where LUCI members showcase their cities’ lighting strategies, projects and other initiatives. A Q&A follows each presentation.

16:00 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00: Networking moment 

18:00 – 20:00: Cities & Lighting Awards ceremony & dinner

20:00 – 22:00: LUCI 20 Years After Party

Saturday 22 October 2022

Optional programme

  • Discover Busan

08:45 – 09:00: Gathering at Hotel Lobby

09:00 – 09:40: Bus from hotel to Haedong Yonggung sa (temple)

09:40 – 11:00: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple visit

11:00 – 11:30: Bus from Haedong Yonggungsa Temple to Haeundae Beach

11:30 – 12:30: Haeundae Beach visit

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30: Bus transfer to La Valse Hotel, Busan Station or Jinju


  • Experience the Jinju Lantern Festival (Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival)

13:30: Departure from Busan (Dasot restaurant)

15:30 – 16:10: Arrival in Jinju and check-in at New Raon Stay Hotel

16:10 – 16:30: Departure to Reception site (Dongbang Hotel)

16:30 – 18:00: Reception and Dinner

18:00 – 21:30: Experience making Yudeung (floating lantern)

  • Cruise tour in Namgang
  • Tour around festival sites

21:30: Return to Hotel

The schedule may be changed due to circumstances


Photo credits
© Busan Tourism Organization